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Seattle-based online retailer Amazon has announced it is building a second headquarters for 50,000 employees. Cities all over the country -- including Chicago -- are bidding for the chance to get the headquarters.

Rauner says he’s involved in the Chicago bid, but also in the Saint Louis effort.

“Chicago is clearly the more important,” Rauner said, “but we've got to make sure that we’re positioned to benefit Illinois if St. Louis ends up being very competitive.”

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s been in touch with Amazon executives in an effort to bring the company’s second headquarters to the state.

Officials from the Seattle-based online retailer last week announced they want to build another headquarters in North America that would be staffed by up to 50,000 employees. Several states are making offers.

Rauner says Amazon already has some distribution centers in Illinois, which could help with his pitch.

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Brick and mortar retailers in Illinois are rejoicing.

That's after Amazon announced it would soon comply with a new state law, forcing the online retail giant to collect a sales-tax.

But some worry about the law's unintended consequences.

Wealthy Spending Habits May Surprise You

Nov 14, 2014

Ford, Toyota, Honda, Chevy and Nissan--these are the most widely owned car brands by the wealthiest Americans, according to a study by Martini Media.

The study also showed the group shops at Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart.

The objective was to learn more about the wealthy so brands can better target them in digital advertising.